Discovery Tours


Our DISCOVERY TOUR is our most popular field trip.  It is adaptable for Grades K-12. This 90-minute guided tour begins with a detailed explanation of the Arabia’s sinking and recovery. Students then watch a 14-minute film, which gives further insight into the boat’s history and recovery through interviews with the excavators. The guide then leads the group through the museum, explaining the rich stories behind the artifacts that bring frontier days to life. A demonstration in our working lab about ongoing preservation even includes a chance to smell a recreation of perfume found on the sunken steamer! Finally, students will see a full-scale recreation of the Arabia’s main deck, with the boat’s actual boilers and a working 28-foot paddlewheel.


  • 90 minutes




  • $5.50 each (with Tax ID)
  • $6.00 each (without Tax ID)


  • For every 10 children, one adult is admitted free.  Additional adults pay $12.50 each.

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